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Buddhism: An Introduction

RELI 242
Fall 2007
Section: 01  
Crosslisting: EAST 242
Course Cluster: Southern Asia Studies

This course will survey the origin, philosophies and practices of Buddhism in the cultural contexts of India, Tibet and Southeast Asia through a close reading of key primary texts, and using audio-visual tools and internet sources to explore contemporary realities. Readings and lectures will be grounded on an on-going exploration of the dynamic links between philosophy and practice, including the relationship between Buddhist thought and social responsibility. In so doing, we will look closely at the transformation of Buddhist thought and practice as it moves through different historical and cultural contexts -- including your own.

Essential Capabilities: None
Credit: 1 Gen Ed Area Dept: HA RELI
Course Format: LectureGrading Mode: Graded
Level: UGRD Prerequisites: None
Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (CEAS-MN)(CEAS-Phil/Reli)(CGST-MN)(GSAS-MN)(GSAS)(RELI-MN)(RELI)(STS)
Past Enrollment Probability: Not Available

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